Would you rather avoid the Windows Store on PC?
State of Decay 2, an Xbox Play Anywhere title across Windows PC and Xbox One, may also see a release on PC via Steam.
The likelihood of a Steam release seems probable thanks to an on-screen prompt that appeared during a developer livestream of the game during PAX East.
The livestream — now removed from developer Undead Labs’ Twitch archive — features a tooltip that reads, “Login failed. Unable to connect with Steam. Make sure Steam is running, you are logged in, no other instances are running, then restart the game.”
The game’s FAQ page also hints at a Steam release; when asked about the potential to appear on Steam, Undead wrote “Stay tuned – we’ll have more to share in the future.”
As far as that announcement, now is not the time.
“As with any game, Undead Labs uses a variety of tools during active development. We’re focused on getting State of Decay 2 out on Xbox One and Windows 10 on May 22, 2018 (May 18th for Ultimate Edition Early Access),” a Microsoft representative has told Stevivor. “We don’t have anything further to share.”
State of Decay 2 is an Xbox Game Pass title at launch, meaning subscribers can access the game — as well as cross-save functionality via Xbox Play Anywhere — across Windows 10 PC and Xbox One. Should the title eventually make it to Steam, it won’t be under the Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Play Anywhere schemes — players will need to use the Windows Store version of the game.